HERNDON, Va. - GeoEye announced that it has successfully passed a major milestone for the development of the GeoEye-2 satellite under the EnhancedView program. GeoEye’s completion of this milestone triggers the $111 million cost-share payment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This demonstrates the company’s capabilities to meet all of the U.S. government’s EnhancedView program requirements, on time and under this firm-fixed-price contract.
Matt O’Connell, GeoEye’s CEO and president, said, “This is a
terrific achievement by our team and a great confirmation of our strong
partnership with the NGA, especially during these uncertain economic times. We
look forward to providing the NGA with the highest resolution color imagery
from GeoEye-2, which will be an important long-term security asset to the DoD
and the intelligence agencies of the United States.”
“GeoEye-2, designed and built by Lockheed Martin Space
Systems, includes market-leading technology features, such as robust tasking
capabilities, faster imagery collection rates and a new state-of-the-art, ITT
Exelis Geospatial Systems camera,” said Carl Alleyne, GeoEye’s vice president
view the GeoEye-2 launch site, log onto:http://launch.geoeye.com/.
GeoEye Passes Milestone for Development of the GeoEye-2 Satellite
June 7, 2012